I have 2 issues:
- Like many other people when Mountain Lion goes to sleep the drive disconnects. This is horrible for me (more than just a hassle) as I run virtual machine on the drive and just pulling the drive on a virtual machine crashes it at best and corrupts it at worst. I have the settings in Mountain Lion to never sleep external drives and the same setting on the drive itself with the WD utilities. My Passport Studio doesn’t use smartware, but I have it encrypted with the WD Security. When I wake Mountain Lion from sleep the drive will appear to be connected but all the folders are blank until I manually run the WD security and sometimes need to reboot the entire mac just to get back to the drive.
2. I see there is new firmware on the website however even when I choose my correct drive (model number etc) on the download when I run the firmware update software it says it is incompatible with my drive. I tried on my windows machine as well (in the past firmware updates on Mac would not recognize the drive but windows would).